Local homeless education liaisons are Local Educational Agency (LEA) staff responsible for ensuring the identification, school enrollment, attendance, and opportunities for academic success of students in homeless situations. Some of these activities may be performed by the local liaison himself or herself, while others are accomplished by coordinating the efforts of other staff. National evaluations have found that local liaisons are an important factor contributing to the success of a school district’s homeless education program; therefore, the McKinney-Vento Act now requires every LEA to appoint a local homeless education liaison and specifies his or her legal responsibilities. Local liaisons play a critical role in stabilizing students and promoting academic achievement at the individual, school, and district level.
Texas Homeless Education Resources Order Form
To order posters, brochures, and other materials, click here.
Barbara Wand James Homeless Student Support Scholarship
This scholarship celebrates Ms. James' 24 years of service as Director of The Texas Homeless Education Office (THEO). For more information and to donate to the fund, click here.
- Texas Homeless Education Program 2015-16 Annual Report Infographic
- TEA Rules Concerning Truancy Prevention Measures and Sanctions
- THEO has developed a Dispute Resolution Sample Notification Letter for use by LEAs.
- TASB (Texas Association of School Boards) has Developed a New Document on McKinney-Vento Disputes